From coast to coast: Why we support Canadian businesses better than the rest

May 13, 2024
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Canada is known for its stunning landscapes, diverse cultures, friendly people, and more. But there's another side to this great country – a bustling business scene filled with innovative companies and bright minds. 

Humi has been a proud Canadian company since its inception, and we believe this gives us a unique advantage in our industry: a true understanding of the Canadian business landscape. While we can acknowledge there are others who try to do what we do, that’s one of the things that sets us apart.

We're not just another company forcing a square peg in a round hole in an attempt to scale globally. Processes that might work for the USA or other parts of the world won’t always work here. We get that, and that’s why we’ve built our product around this country. 

We've made it clear from the start that we're a Canadian company, built for Canadian businesses – and that's a key ingredient in our success so far. Our focus has been and will continue to be serving the Canadian market, and doing it right.

In this blog, we’ll dive deep into why being a company built by Canadians, for Canadians is what helps us support other Canadian businesses better than our competitors – and why partnering with us could be the right move for you.

Born and bred

The Humi journey began right here in Canada. Humi’s four co-founders grew up in the Toronto tech scene and have been innovating since they can remember until they all joined forces and created Humi. 

The vision was simple: create a streamlined digital employment solution to help Canadian businesses take good care of their people. As our CEO, Kevin Kliman, puts it: “Our mission is simple yet ambitious – to help Canadian companies be great employers, through simplifying payroll, HR, benefits, and anything else employment-related.”

This origin isn't just a source of pride for us; it's the foundation of everything we do. We have an intimate understanding of starting and growing a Canadian business because, well, we did it ourselves. Our understanding of Canadian business culture, values, and needs comes out of our own experience. 

When we say “we get it”, we really mean it. We get the unique DNA of Canadian businesses, which is how we’ve created a solution that truly fits. 

Canada is our home turf

The Canadian market isn't just another territory for us – it's our home turf. Canadian businesses are our #1 priority, the driving force behind every feature we build. 

Unlike our competitors who might view Canada as just another market to target, our success is tied to yours. We're here to build long-term partnerships with Canadian businesses and empower them to thrive, and we're invested in the success of Canadian businesses because as you grow and scale, we grow. 

The benefits of partnering with a Canadian company

Partnering with a Canadian business like ours brings a unique set of advantages. First, you get a partner who understands the intricacies of the market you’re in. We navigate the Canadian landscape seamlessly, ensuring compliance and avoiding any unexpected roadblocks.

Also, our team speaks your language – literally and figuratively. We understand Canadian business culture, values, and priorities, allowing for clear communication and a collaborative approach. This deep understanding translates into solutions that are perfectly suited to your specific needs and help you achieve your goals within the Canadian context.


We’re constantly building with Canadian businesses in mind, especially when it comes to the details. From postal codes to spelling, our HR product is Canadian through and through.


Running payroll is tough, but it’s even tougher when your software doesn’t know the ins and outs of the Canada Revenue Agency/Revenu Québec. Our team gets it like only a Canadian team can – we deal with Canadian payroll intricacies in our own business, which ensures we’re always ready to help you with yours. 


Canada's benefits market is uniquely complex, shaped by a blend of public healthcare, bilingual policies, and diverse workforce needs. You need a deep understanding of Canadian-specific nuances to effectively serve the Canadian market – and our benefits team has exactly that.


At Humi, we pride ourselves on having an all-Canadian support team. They understand the unique challenges and opportunities within the Canadian market, from regional regulations to cultural nuances. Whether you need help with payroll, benefits, time off, or something else, their local expertise allows them to provide personalized support to our clients.

The effect of choosing Canadian

By choosing us, you're contributing to a positive ripple effect that strengthens the Canadian economy. As a Canadian-built solution, we keep resources and innovation circulating within our borders. This fosters a thriving tech sector, creating jobs and opportunities for Canadians. 

When Canadian businesses succeed using Humi, it empowers them to invest further, hire more employees, and contribute more to the economy. This financial growth fuels vital public services and infrastructure, ultimately benefiting all Canadians.

Success stories

Canadian businesses thrive with us – but don’t just take our word for it. Take the word of some of our clients:

  • Jaime from The Bentway: “One of the great benefits of Humi is that it’s a Canadian company, so it works a lot more closely with the CRA and understands those processes. BambooHR is American, so they didn’t offer the same resources and knowledge that Humi does.” 
  • Aline from Encepta: “We liked BambooHR’s interface but what immediately captured our interest was the fact that Humi is Canadian and understands Canadian business needs.”
  • Beth from ThinkOn: “I explored BambooHR as an option but quickly realized that I needed software that was built for Canadian businesses and not a generic one. Humi understands time off tracking across Canada and I like knowing that I can add in other modules like payroll down the line when I need them."

Wrapping up

We’re not just another platform – we’re a platform that’s built for you. We understand the nuances of Canadian business culture, the complexities of the regulatory landscape, and the unique needs of Canadian workplaces. 

This deep understanding allows us to create solutions that truly resonate and empower Canadian businesses to thrive. When you work with us, you're not just investing in a streamlined HR experience, you're partnering with a company dedicated to your growth and the collective success of the Canadian economy. 

Join the wave of Canadian businesses experiencing the Humi difference. Talk to a team member today and see how we can tailor our best-in-one platform to your unique needs!

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